HPC Advisory Council sponsors community cluster

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Found at HPCwire

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, today announced that as part of the HPC Advisory Council, Dell, AMD and Mellanox will provide open access to a jointly developed high-performance computing cluster in an effort to support the creation of new applications and workload best practices.

To create application and workload best practices, Mellanox, Dell, and AMD have provided a new Dell PowerEdge SC 1435 twenty-four node cluster, utilizing the latest Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors and Mellanox ConnectX InfiniBand adapters to the HPC Advisory Council Cluster Center. The new cluster, named Osiris after the green Egyptian god, is located in the Mellanox facility in Santa Clara, Calif., and provides local and remote access for users. Remote access can be requested at www.mellanox.com/clustercenter.

Interesting development, and it seems like a good way to grow the ecosystem. There are other systems already in place in the cluster center: Helios, with 64 quad core Xeon 5300 processors, and Vulcan, with 64 quad core Opterons. It seems that expertise comes with the hours, an important add-on.

Dedicated technical teams from Dell, AMD and Mellanox will work with key organizations and independent software vendors to qualify, optimize, and explore ways to maximize compute system productivity. Together the companies will provide guidelines on using application-targeted clustering solutions in various technical computing markets such as weather analysis, automotive crash simulation, life science, bioscience, and oil and gas exploration.

No mention of price in my quick perusal, if you know leave a comment.


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